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From The Scanner - Horizontal Style 7/14

WEST BAY RAILWAY STATION

Back in the early 1990’s, shortly after we moved to the East Midlands, we took a half-term holiday in October to West Bay, near Bridport in Dorset. The railway line between West Bay and Bridport closed to passengers in 1930, and operated for goods services only until its final closure in 1962, and at the time we were there this was how the railway station looked at the time, I’ve seen images elsewhere on the internet which seem to show a fully restored building being used as a cafe, which seems quite a nice idea to me.

From The Scanner - Horizontal Style 7/14

WEST BAY RAILWAY STATION

Back in the early 1990’s, shortly after we moved to the East Midlands, we took a half-term holiday in October to West Bay, near Bridport in Dorset. The railway line between West Bay and Bridport closed to passengers in 1930, and operated for goods services only until its final closure in 1962, and at the time we were there this was how the railway station looked at the time, I’ve seen images elsewhere on the internet which seem to show a fully restored building being used as a cafe, which seems quite a nice idea to me.

comments (12)

This looks good in black & white - fits the subject well! I'm glad they've rejuvenated it now!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. In modern photos it now looks very smart.
It is a wonderful stone building Brian... i can see why it would have been refurbished into a café... great B&W image....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. In modern photos it now looks very smart.
the scanner does well these weeks
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, I am trying to find time to scan some more.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 2 Mar 2014, 07:09
Sounds like a good idea rather than having it just demolished.
Brian Walbey: It was certainly sad to see it in this condition.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Mar 2014, 07:22
Yes - better a café than this dereliction Brian
Brian Walbey: In modern photos it looks quite smart now.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Mar 2014, 08:31
What a a lovely little building. I like the chimney pots especially. West bay stain has had a very chequered history, being closed on two previous occasions before being closed finally to passengers in 1930. I'm hoping to be in West Bay I'm tow weeks so I will see what it;s like now.
Brian Walbey: It would be good if you could get a photo now it has been refurbished to post here sometime Alan.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Mar 2014, 09:41
Love it Brian - especially the two boats waiting for high tide. Guess it is more likely than a train!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike. It was certainly more likely to get a boat while the storms were on that's for sure.
The stone is very nice and looks to still be in good shape.
Brian Walbey: Yes it was untidy but that was all. It looks good in modern photos now it has been refurbished.
I went to West Bay as a child and apparently wandered off and my parents had to scour the beach to find me!

Excellent b&w
Brian Walbey: I done exactly the same at Hunstanton when I was a child, and the sea goes out a long way there, fortunately all turned out well in the end.
Nice to hear that this was restored Brian! Fine image.
Brian Walbey: yes indeed Richard, it certainly was quite derelict and cluttered when I took this image.
Very cool in black and white
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Hollie.
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 2 Mar 2014, 22:54
I like it in its decaying state, Brian...makes for a fine image.
Brian Walbey: Yes although it was also sad to see a station looking like this, thankfully it has now been done up it seems.

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